It’s the question that many fans have been asking for months. But now
we finally have an answer to when tickets for Eurovision 2023 will go on sale: Tuesday 7 March.
Tickets will go live at 12:00 UK local time on the day (i.e. 13:00 Central European Time).
Tickets will only be available to purchase at
www.ticketmaster.co.uk regardless of the country you are booking from. You will need a Ticketmaster UK account to purchase tickets, so it is advised that you create an account in advance of Tuesday 7 March. Eurovision 2023 ticket details
Tickets are priced from £30 to £280 for the rehearsal/preview shows, £90 to £290 for the live semi-final shows, and from £160 to £380 for the live grand final.
You can only buy tickets for one show at a time. For the three live televised shows, customers can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets in one order. For the six preview shows, customers can purchase a maximum of 6 tickets per order.
Around 3,000 tickets will be made available separately for Ukrainian refugees who are now living in the UK. They will
have the opportunity to purchase subsidised tickets for the live shows. The Shows
All shows are listed in local time (BST)
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 May Evening Preview Show – Monday 8, 20:00 BST Afternoon Preview Show – Tuesday 9, 13:30 BST Live TV Show – Tuesday 9, 20:00 BST Second Semi-Final
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 May Evening Preview Show – Wednesday 10, 20:00 BST Afternoon Preview Show – Thursday 11, 13:30 BST Live TV Show – Thursday 11, 20:00 BST Grand Final
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 May Evening Preview Show – Friday 12, 20:00 BST Afternoon Preview Show – Saturday 13, 13:00 BST Live TV Show – Saturday 13, 20:00 BST
Answers provided by the
BBC. When will ticket sales start?
Ticket sales will start on Tuesday 7th March at 12:00 (midday) GMT (13:00 CET) at Ticketmaster UK. Tickets purchased via any other outlet may be void. Tickets can only be purchased from Ticketmaster UK. You will not be able to purchase via the Ticketmaster app.
What types of tickets will be on sale?
The following types of tickets will be available:
Standing (on the arena floor)
All ticket prices are inclusive of a 2.86% booking fee which is retained by Ticketmaster. There will also be an additional £2.95 transaction fee per order.
Please note it is only possible to purchase tickets for one show per transaction.
*Accessible seats can be booked online. Free companion tickets are also available for eligible customers. Details of eligibility can be found
here. How does the queue system work?
Information on how Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue system works can be found
here. How many tickets can I buy?
For the three televised live shows (Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2 and the Grand Final) a maximum of four tickets can be purchased per order (per bank account and address). For the preview shows a maximum of six tickets can be purchased per order (per bank account and address). If you try to book more tickets in multiple orders, your order may be cancelled.
How much time do I have to finalise my order?
You will have five minutes to complete your order.
How can I pay for my tickets?
Ticketmaster accept the following payment methods:
I have a question about my order/ticket(s), how do I contact Ticketmaster?
Check out the FAQ on the customer service website of Ticketmaster
here. I can no longer attend the event, what can I do with my ticket?
You can re-sell your ticket through Ticketmaster’s fan-to-fan exchange at face value. To find out how to do this click
Tickets sold via any other outlet will contravene the terms and conditions and may be void.
Please note that Ticketmaster’s ticket transfer function will not be available for this event.
Is there a minimum age to attend?
There is no minimum age to visit the Eurovision Song Contest, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18+. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted in the standing area. Children aged 1 year or younger will not require their own ticket.
How will displaced Ukrainians access tickets?
The BBC is not running this part of the ticketing process. It is run by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. More information will be released soon, current information can be found
here. Are there seats for those with a disability, who require a wheelchair access, or who have access requirements?
As with all arenas, there are a set amount of wheelchair accessible tickets. All shows will be fully accessible.
Customers with access requirements can follow instructions on
Ticketmaster UK’s website to request a Personal Assistant ticket for free. Customers who have provided evidence to Ticketmaster UK to support a PA ticket application can use this to make their application easier. Which items can I bring with me?
A full list of prohibited items can be found in the Terms and Conditions
listed on the BBC website. They are also contained in the ticket terms and conditions. All prohibited items must be surrendered at the entrance and will not be returned.
If possible please avoid bringing bags to the venue. If you do bring a bag it cannot be larger than A4 (210 x 297mm) in size. There are no luggage storage facilities at the venue.
Where is the venue and how do I get there?
The event will be held at the Liverpool Arena, information on how to get to the venue can be found
here. What are the safety measures?
The safety of everybody attending and participating in the Eurovision Song Contest is our highest priority. We are working with the police and security services to ensure everybody has a safe and enjoyable experience at the event. Strict security measures will be in place including searches and airport style screening.
Please ensure you do not bring any item which has been listed on the prohibited items list, doing so will slow down your entry to the event and you may be refused access.
Are you selling hospitality packages?
There are two types of packages available:
Package 1 – available for the six preview shows only, this package offers access to a backstage VIP lounge 2 hours before the show begins. All food and drink before the show is included and you will watch the show from a top tier seat. Package 1 will be available to purchase from
Ticketmaster UK on Tuesday 7th March.
Package 2 – available for all nine shows, there are a limited number of suites for 12 people at the arena. The package allows access to the suite two hours before the show begins and includes a full food and beverage service, both before and during the show, with guests watching the show from seats which offer incredible views of the stage. Details on how to purchase suites will be available soon.
Are you hoping to buy tickets? Which shows do you want to attend? Let us know in the comments below.
Hi, is anyone able to post the link? I can’t find it anywhere on Ticketmaster. Thank you.
Anyone else outside of the UK having trouble creating a ticketmaster account? It took me forever to prove that I am not a bot and now I need a UK phone number to complete my registration…
I registered yesterday, it was without problems, I think there was the option to choose the country you are from and then write the phone number of your country
On Ticketmaster UK – Eurovision Song Contest is not yet listed in the upcoming events. It will be published on Tuesday 7th? Does anybody know?
Package 1 – available for the six preview shows only, this package offers access to a backstage VIP lounge 2 hours before the show begins. All food and drink before the show is included and you will watch the show from a top tier seat. Package 1 will be available to purchase from Ticketmaster UK on Tuesday 7th March.
Backstage VIP lounge? What’s that lol
Hopefully the high prices will make people not try to buy tickets lol
Who am I fooling? Everyone wants to go to ESC shows regardless of the costs!
OGAE fan packages are extremely expensive (the most expensive ever?) 1,000 pounds for 3 tickets (live shows) cmon? and the seats won’t be like the best (behind green room, not in the sides).
BUT the problem is accommodation. How can BBC EBU and local Liverpool authorities not address this issue? Prices are ridiculously high (i’;d rather go to Thailand than Liverpool to spend over 1k in accom lol)
I absolutely adore Graham Norton and I’s love to see this guy live on the Eurovision stage, but these prices are ridiculous. It looks like the promised “Brexit money tree” is a deciduous one. BBC and the government shouldn’t be that greedy.
I’d love to*
Brexit was a scam, we’ve known that since 2016 but that’s a different story.
It’s sad that these prices will prevent many casual fans to attend the shows. At least the rehearsals should’ve been much cheaper.
Amongst the list of banned items this year is all types of masks, presumably including purple ones.
Purple Mask, you’ll have to go Purple Maskless !
Ahaha, yeah. Seriously though, after the tragedy of Manchester Arena a few years ago, I completely understand the security concerns that justify the regs. Purple Maskless is preferred to the possible alternative , obviously.
Can someone tell me whats going on with the accommodation prices in Liverpool. Nothing has been said since Liverpoool was announced as hosts and prices shot up and Liverpool Council were going to look at alternative lower price options. Also i was hoping to travel by train and now it looks like they could pull a strike on the eve of the Grand Final!! Any suggestions anyone if im lucky enough to get a ticket?
I’d try to avoid trains. Accommodation is CRAZY in Liverpool. That’s what we’re paying when EBU selects a small city and not a bigger one with more options. BBC didn’t want to award the right to host to Glasgow and Manchester because of their mayors (plus independence ref in Scotland). Same for London.
I live in tranmere and my parents also agreed to get me tickets, I’m so excited!
I’m planning on getting tickets for final, I already asked my parents and they agreed, plus I live nearby(Tranmere)
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has any idea of the chances of getting a ticket to the jury GF? Thank you
it’s very popular every year. I remember last year it was sold out along with the live show GF. But you should rely on fans reselling their tickets via ticketmaster.
Does anyone know what the actual prices are. There are wide differences in what is quoted on different news outlets. Some stating the grand final tickets start at £80 and not the £160 quoted here?
£160 the cheapest ticket for grand final LIVE show.
£80 the cheapest ticket for grand final jury show.
Hmm… I saved up over 1200 euros over the past year, so… I don’t really care how much these things cost. I’m headed straight for the final and only an unfortunate position in the queue can stop me! xD
Good luck, Vivian!
The A category tickets in Athens 2006 costed 250 euros.
In Belgrade 2008 for all 9 shows A category the cost was approximately 300 euros.
Obscene prices. Especially so considering the audience are actually providing a service to the producers. An audience is necessary for atmosphere. Buyers, you are being ripped off to cover production costs. This is not fair. Tickets should be free!
It’s no wonder we see the same faces in the audience every year. I’m generalizing about one demographic here, but these prices only suit those with a high disposable income. Public broadcasting should not be like this.
Who do you mean exactly?
People without children, or other heavy fiscal responsibilities.
i can see many fans with kids going to ESC (there are family shows and jury shows you can attend)
Also it looks like people with kids go to extremely expensive events and concerts like Madonna/Beyonce/Taylor Swift plus Olympic Games, football games that are in line with Eurovision prices. PRIORITIES.
Ahhh the first year I can afford to go and tickets are on sale at a time where I’m busy. I hope my friends can get an extra for me when they try.
The cost of tickets is an interesting thing, because I live in the UK I have no sense of how the exchange rate impacts visitors from Europe for hotel and contest tickets but I imagine the UK is comparatively expensive. If we compare to other ticket prices in the UK, I have just seen a West End show where the average ticket was £200. I’ve booked to see an arena show and the tickets are £120. I’m also seeing a musical in a regional theatre where the ticket is £80. The ABBA experience for a mid week ticket cheapest price… Read more »
I just had a look at prices for comparable events at that arena, and tickets starting at £160 for the live final is a total rip-off. The cheapest tickets for Elton John, the Pet Shop Boys and Andre Rieu (all happening this year) are £50-£60. That is for nosebleed seats, but still, I don’t see how they can justify charging three times as much as that for, presumably, the same seats for Eurovision.
I agree, 160 pounds for the cheapest ticket is a rip-off. I bet the view won’t be great
a bigger venue would provide more variety in prices. O2 arena for example has different sections that the prices would’ve been lower than the Liverpool prices.
Where can I find the seating plan?
they did not release a seating plan, you need to wait until Tuesday
The city is too expensive i’m not in this year , that could be my second time ! Have fun you guys 🙁
I’ll go to Eurovision again when it’s in a cheaper city , preferably Istanbul , Sofia or Batumi idk
I found a few Ukrainian friends because if your friends are you more likely to get a free ticket the shameful way the government BBC the EBU giving free tickets and the rest of us have got pay
Yes. If you haven’t been forced to flea your home, leave behind family, friends, communities, careers, all thanks to the threat of missiles being dropped on you indiscriminately with no knowing when you may be able to return home and whether you will have much of a home to return to, then yes, you should have to pay for your tickets.
It’s not my fault this happened who cares everyone should pay for the tickets
You must be a joy during the holidays…
You know instead of blaming Ukrainians for being forced to flee their countries for their safety, you could have something called E M P A T H Y.
Also every year, there are some free booked tickets for the ones working at the broadcaster, friends of local politicians, etc. So yeah go against those free tickets if you want instead of going against those given to people who lost everything.
they did not give away free tickets, you liar. Also, the spread 3k tickets to ALL 9 shows including rehearsals.
They are taking the pi ss with those ticket prices! This is prices for a 3 days festival and accommodation unacceptable
they’re pretty much the same as every other year….
it’s getting worse every year. Turin was cheaper.
So much for inclusivity with these extreme ticket prices. The highest ticket price for a rehearsal show compared to last year is literally more than a €100.
They’ve waited this long to release ticket details and then we can’t even see how much you have to pay for which kind of location in the arena?
And ticketmaster is a… choice. Considering their reputation.
Expect paying 5-6 different fees on ticketmaster.